Exploring Muir's Wilderness

7-night adventure cruise discovering the Alaska that inspired John Muir

From $4,695

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Itinerary

“Hopelessly beyond description,” said John Muir of his beloved Alaska. Behold—inspiration on a grand scale, the crack of white thunder, whales and wildlife, and Glacier Bay National Park.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Glacier Bay National Park—UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View glaciers—Dawes and, Grand Pacific, Margerie, or Johns Hopkins
  • Park ranger joins you on board in Glacier Bay
  • Whale watching in Icy Strait and Frederick Sound
  • Forest hike at Glacier Bay National Park headquarters in Bartlett Cove
  • Unmatched birding and wildlife viewing
  • Kayak, paddle board, and skiff exploration in Port Houghton and Chatham Strait
  • Nature walks, tide pooling, and hikes in the Tongass National Forest

Departure Dates & Rates

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Roundtrip Juneau

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DAY 1

Juneau, Alaska – Embarkation
Accompanied by your new travel companions, the captain and crew welcome you aboard then set sail bound for Icy Strait!
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DAY 2

Icy Strait
It’ll be an action-packed first day! In some of the most remote waters of Southeast Alaska, join the captain on the bridge or go on deck with your expedition team watching for sea lions and humpback whales. These nutrient-rich waters are also home to porpoise, seals, and other wildlife. Later today, set your eyes on shore for possible bear sightings—lumbering about for an afternoon nosh—as you explore the remote coastline by skiff and kayak. Take in the evening solitude with a relaxing soak in the upper deck hot tub or a tranquil view from the bow.
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DAY 3

Glacier Bay National Park
It’s a day John Muir would’ve delighted in, but the majesty of Glacier Bay National Park is all yours to relish in today. Covered entirely by ice, as recently as 1795, discover the glaciological history of the park on a guided hike at Bartlett Cove. A National Park Ranger steps on board helping to spot colonies of guillemots, puffins, and cormorants on South Marble Island and sharing Glacier Bay’s history and greatness as you cruise deeper into the park. Explore Muir’s legacy of glaciology in the perfect “classroom”—at the tidal edges of the Grand Pacific and Margerie Glaciers. Dress warmly, and ward off the chill as you enjoy an up-close view of their towering blue ice faces.
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DAY 4

Baranof Island / Chatham Strait
Stretching for 150 miles within the Tongass National Forest and chockfull of mysterious hidden coves, the narrow and deep passageway of Chatham Strait is riddled with secret coves, fjords, and anchorages. Life teems below the surface and above—as you set out uncovering the gems of this untouched wilderness, take a tally of all that you spy by kayak, paddle board, or skiff. Join your expedition leader for a hike into the green forests that blanket the islands. Enjoy a nightcap in the lounge with your fellow shipmates and trade stories of the many discoveries you made
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DAY 5

Frederick Sound
It’s a Captain’s Choice day led by your expert guides. Test your paddling skills, or opt for some R & R and hot cocoa on a skiff tour of the islets and fjords surrounding Frederick Sound. Known for its summer whale populations, you’ll dedicate a part of your day to searching for and observing humpback whales feeding in the sound. Uncover myriad sea life on an intertidal shore walk, or hike inland learning about the rainforest that blankets Southeast Alaska.
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DAY 6

Port Houghton / Stephen's Passage
Port Houghton and Stephen’s Passage are synonymous with the wildest Alaskan wilderness. As Muir did on his explorations in the late 1800s, feel the immensity of this area’s remoteness. Calm-as-glass water. Misty mountains. And while you won’t likely come across other humans, you’re sure to cross paths with blue heron, bald eagles, harbor seals, oystercatchers, or black bear. Hike along a lushly vegetated river, or if it’s low-tide investigate tide pools. Navigating by your internal compass or with a guide, kayak and paddle board along the towering fjord or explore the wilds of a salt chuck. It doesn’t get more remote than this!
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DAY 7

Endicott Arm / Fords Terror
Snow covered mountains, glowing blues, and the white thunder of calving ice take your breath away at the face of Dawes Glacier. Navigate ice bergs by skiff for a once-in-a-lifetime glacier view. As you glide through Endicott Arm you’ll likely find a few seals taking respite on the glaciers smaller “bergy bits.” Tides permitting, explore the narrow passage of Fords Terror. Join the captain for a farewell toast during dinner, and afterwards, your expedition team provides an entertaining recap of your week’s adventure.
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DAY 8

Juneau – Disembarkation
After a delicious breakfast, wish your travel companions fair winds. You’ll be transferred to the Juneau airport, your UnCruise hotel stay or land tour.

Passport required (non USA citizens). Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order of days may occur to maximize your experience.

Themed Departures Available for this Itinerary

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Marine Biology

Learn about the amazing aquatic world all around and beneath you with your onboard marine expert during excursions and in-depth presentations.

2017: June 11; August 20

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Photography

A professional photographer guest host guides you on capturing the perfect shots—onboard, in-the-field, and one-on-one.

2017: June 4; August 13

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Rates and Dates

Fares are per person double occupancy, in USD. Single fares are "from prices" reflecting the lowest fare available in select cabins. Triple accommodations are available in the Commodore Suites aboard Safari Endeavour and the Commodore Suites and Admiral cabin aboard Safari Explorer. Inquire for pricing details. Charter up to 40-84 guests (varies by vessel).

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Jun 02

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 04

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 09

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 11

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 16

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 18

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 23

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 25

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jun 30

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 02

2017

Juneau to Juneau
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 07

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 09

2017

Juneau to Juneau
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 14

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 16

2017

Juneau to Juneau
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 21

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 23

2017

Juneau to Juneau
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 28

2017

Juneau to Juneau
170x128_Safari-Explorer-Hawaii.jpg
Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Jul 30

2017

Juneau to Juneau
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 04

2017

Juneau to Juneau
170x128_Safari-Explorer-Hawaii.jpg
Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 06

2017

Juneau to Juneau
240x180-safari_endeavour-vessel.jpg
Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 11

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 13

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,995
Commander
$6,295
Captain
$6,795
Admiral
$7,595
Commodore Suite
$10,395
Single
$7,795
Charter
$578,395
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 18

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$7,795
Commander
$8,395
Captain
$8,995
Admiral
$9,995
Commodore Suite
$11,495
Single
$8,995
Charter
$306,795
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 20

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$5,295
Commander
$5,595
Captain
$6,095
Admiral
$6,895
Commodore Suite
$9,495
Single
$6,895
Charter
$517,995
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 25

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,895
Commander
$7,495
Captain
$7,995
Admiral
$8,995
Commodore Suite
$10,495
Single
$7,995
Charter
$273,995
Port taxes/fees
$250

Aug 27

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$4,695
Commander
$4,995
Captain
$5,495
Admiral
$6,195
Commodore Suite
$8,795
Single
$6,195
Charter
$466,195
Port taxes/fees
$250

Sep 01

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

Specs:

  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$6,895
Commander
$7,495
Captain
$7,995
Admiral
$8,995
Commodore Suite
$10,495
Single
$7,995
Charter
$273,995
Port taxes/fees
$250

Sep 03

2017

Juneau to Juneau
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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Specs:

  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
Cabin Options
Rate Per Person
Indicate Choice
Master
$4,695
Commander
$4,995
Captain
$5,495
Admiral
$6,195
Commodore Suite
$8,795
Single
$6,195
Charter
$466,195
Port taxes/fees
$250

Ports & Places

The places you visit play a starring role throughout every journey. While this list isn’t exhaustive of every nook-and-cranny you’ll explore along the way, we’ve included descriptions of key ports and places to help you get to know the wilderness areas, landmark locations, notable regions, and coastal towns relevant to this itinerary.

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Juneau, Alaska

Surrounded by the rich, green Tongass National Forest, and located on beautiful Gastineau Channel, Juneau is an important port and a popular tourist destination. Unique because it is the only state capital in the United States that is inaccessible by road, Juneau sits at sea level below the steep mountains that are home to the Juneau Icefield and the Mendenhall Glacier. Its temperate climate produces remarkable scenery with miles of hiking trails through woods and alpine meadows providing a glimpse of just how rugged the rainforest of Southeast Alaska is.

The Auke tribe of Tlingit Indians were the first settlers in the Juneau area. They lived there peacefully enjoying the abundance of food and natural resources until the gold rush began. First named Rockwell and then Harrisburg, Juneau was finally named after gold prospector Joseph Juneau. In 1880, he and his partner, Richard Harris, discovered gold nearby, and the city quickly developed into a gold rush town.

During the lucrative 60 years of gold mining in the area Juneau was home to three of the world's largest gold mines: The Alaska Juneau mine, the Alaska Gastineau mine, and the Treadwell mine. These three mines produced $158 million worth of gold making Juneau one of the world's major gold mining areas until the 1940s when costs outstripped the value of the gold. However, since 2005 the gold mining industry has been experiencing a resurgence.

Officially designated the capital of the Territory of Alaska in 1900, it did not function as the capital until the government offices were moved there from Sitka in 1906. In 1959 Juneau became the official state capital when Alaska was admitted to the United States. Today, its approximately 31,000 citizens live within a 3,255 square mile boundary, an amount of land that makes Juneau's city limits the largest state capital in the United States (and the only state capital that borders a foreign city.)

Along with its delightful small town ambiance, Juneau has a number of art galleries, boutiques, historical sites, and museums. In town you can visit the Alaska State Museum, the House of Wickersham, the Patsy Ann Statue, the 5-stories-tall totem pole outside the Capital Building, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, the Alaska-Juneau gold mine or the salmon hatchery.

One of the most popular attractions in the area is Mendenhall Glacier, located only 13 miles outside the city. Although it’s receding, it is an amazing work of nature. Other attractions include the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge (providing a look at Alaska’s salt marshes and the migratory waterfowl protected there); the Juneau Icefield; the Mt. Roberts Tram (rises 1,800 feet and presents sweeping views of downtown Juneau and Gastineau Channel.) There are more than 205 trails within and surrounding Juneau. They range from fairly flat hikes accessible to wheelchairs and stroller to medium hikes up and down forest trails to strenuous uphill paths for serious hikers.

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Icy Strait

Icy Strait is a body of water in Southeast Alaska that is located between Chichagof Island and the mainland, and extends 40 miles northwest from Chatham Strait to Glacier Bay and Cross Sound. Icy Strait’s nutrient-rich waters are abundant with marine mammals, sea birds and the scenery is spectacular.

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

Glacier Bay Park and Preserve is reportedly the most sought after park to visit in the United States and it is no wonder. Where else will you find a 25 mile-long river of ice still carving the land just as it has for the past several thousand years? When Captain Cook and George Vancouver sailed by in 1879, they saw a 20-mile wide glacier where today the entrance of the park lies, as well the wilderness lodge and park headquarters.

Over the past 200 years, this wall of ice has retreated an astonishing 65 miles north, splintering into a vast number of tributaries spaced throughout the entire park. Each glacier has its own name and character; our captain will decide which to visit for the day depending on ice conditions and wildlife sightings.

Visiting Glacier Bay Park is also like visiting a wildlife park. Here bears, goats, moose, whales, sea otters, and all the creatures of the water and forest flourish, completely protected from man. A National Park Ranger joins us for our entire journey to explain the park's geology, glaciology, wildlife, and its deep roots in Tlingit culture.

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Baranof Island

The second island in the ABC islands of Alaska, Baranof Island is also known as Sitka Island. It eloquently sits at the northern end of the Alexander Archipelago in the Alaska Panhandle surrounded by glacier-carved fjords, hanging valleys, old-growth temperate rainforests and sheer granite mountains. Baranof Island is the tenth largest island in the United States and is mostly covered by the Tongass National Forest. Today most of the southern end of the island is protected by the South Baranof Wilderness.

Around 1900, the town of Sitka was used for many small-scale mining sites, canneries, whaling stations and fox farms. However most of these ventures were abandoned at the beginning of World War II. Today, many of the remains of Baranof Island's past can still be seen.

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Chatham Strait

Located in the Alexander Archipelago, Chatham Strait is a narrow passage that sits between Chichagof Island and Baranof Island to the west and Admiralty Island and Kuiu Island to the east. This 150-mile long strait connects the open sea with the Lynn Canal and the Icy Strait.

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Frederick Sound

Frederick Sound is a body of water approximately 45 miles wide in the central part of Southeast Alaska, at the confluence of Portage Bay (West), lower Stephens Passage (North), and Chatham Strait between the communities of Juneau (North) and Petersburg (South). Frederick Sound is only accessible by boat or air.

Abundant krill (small, shrimp-like crustaceans), zooplankton and herring thrive in the glacially fed waters of Frederick Sound, making it one of the premier places in Alaska to observe feeding humpback whales. It is estimated that over 500 of the 1,000 humpbacks that migrate annually to Alaska from Hawaiian breeding grounds head particularly to Frederick Sound to feed in its super nutrient-rich waters.

Marine mammals in the sound also include orcas (killer whales), Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, and harbor seals. A variety of seabirds thrive in this region as well and can be observed flying overhead or flocking after the whale’s watery leftovers, creating a great clue to where the humpbacks might be. Surrounding the sound are the majestic craggy snow-covered mountains of the Coast Range rising from the sea to grand heights of 10,000 feet.

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Port Houghton

In view of the Coast Range peaks, Port Houghton is a remote, undeveloped bay tucked among the fjords and arms of the mainland. Its untouched wilderness is home to bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, wolverines, mountain goats, eagles, great blue heron, seabirds, and harbor seals. Near the back of the bay beyond tidal flats, Port Houghton has a salt-chuck—a salt water lake filled by the incoming tides—that at low tide becomes separated from the main bay by exposed bits of land.

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Stephens Passage

Running between Admiralty Island to the West and Douglas Island to the east, Stevens Passage is a 170km long channel in the Alexander Archipelago.

Stephens Passage was named in 1794 by George Vancouver, probably for Sir Philip Stephens. It was first charted the same year by Joseph Whidbey, master of the HMS Discovery during Vancouver's 1791-95 expedition.

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Endicott Arm

Endicott Arm is one of two narrow fjords that make up the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness area. Over 30 miles long, it ends at the stunning and breathtaking Dawes Glacier. With calm waters and only the sound of glacial caving, harbor seals, bears, deer, wolves and a wide variety of birds call this area home.

Halfway up Endicott Arm sits Fords Terror, a narrow passage that is accessible by small boat. As the tides change, water is pulled or pushed through this shallow and narrow opening, making it almost impossible for boats to pass through. Time it right—and you will be able to see some of the best waterfalls in Southeast Alaska.

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Fords Terror Wilderness

Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness was designated in 1980 by the United States Congress. Today, it has over 653,000 acres of breathtaking scenery.

Bounded by Canada on the east and bordered by the Chuck River Wilderness to the south, the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness is highlighted by two sheer-walled fjords, Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm, both narrow and deep and over 30 miles long. At the head of both fjords, tidewater glaciers calve regularly into the sea. Permanent ice covers about one-fifth of the Wilderness.

Extend Your Experience

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Hotel Stay

JUNEAU – FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
2017 RATES: From $190

Centrally located and overlooking the waterfront, this newly renovated and upgraded hotel features spacious water view rooms and is within walking distance to Juneau’s shop, restaurants, and the Mt. Robert’s tram.

Summary

Stopover Package at the Four Points by Sheraton Juneau (formerly the Goldbelt Hotel) includes meet and greet service at the airport, transfer from the airport to hotel, water or mountain-view room, tax, and baggage handling.

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LAND PACKAGE

Rail, Denali & Knik River Endeavour
2017 RATES: From $3,645

Safari Endeavour

This 7-night, pre-cruise ESCORTED land tour features wilderness lodge stays in Denali National Park and Knik River Valley, and hotel overnights in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau.

7 Nights

Summary

ITINERARY INCLUDES:

  • Meet & greet
  • Airport/hotel/vessel transfers
  • Baggage handling
  • Listed hotel accommodations and meals
  • Rail transportation as noted in itinerary
  • Hotel taxes/fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights to/from Juneau/Ketchikan/Sitka and Fairbanks/Anchorage
  • Flights to/from home city
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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LAND PACKAGE

Rail, Denali, Knik River & Juneau
2017 RATES: From $3,795

Safari Explorer, Safari Quest

This 8-night, post-cruise ESCORTED land tour features wilderness lodge stays in Denali National Park and Knik River Valley, and hotel overnights in Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage.

8 Nights

Summary

ITINERARY INCLUDES:

  • Meet & greet
  • Airport/hotel/vessel transfers
  • Baggage handling
  • Listed hotel accommodations and meals
  • Rail transportation as noted in itinerary
  • Hotel taxes/fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights to/from Juneau/Ketchikan/Sitka and Fairbanks/Anchorage
  • Flights to/from home city
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
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LAND PACKAGE

CALGARY, ALBERTA – ROCKY MOUNTAINEER
2017 RATES: From $5,195

Safari Endeavour

On this 7-night pre-cruise extension, experience a scenic train journey from Calgary, Alberta to Seattle, Washington prior to Exploring Muir’s Wilderness Alaska cruise.

7 Nights

Summary

ITINERARY INCLUDES:

  • Goldleaf dome rail service
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches as noted above
  • Tours/excursions, park passes, helicopter tour, Banff and Grouse gondola tours
  • Transfers and baggage handling to/from airport/hotel/rail station
  • Fees / Taxes

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare/flights between land tour and cruise from Juneau
  • Home city air to/from vessel/land tour
  • Meals, other than specified above
  • Activities, other than specified
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel, and transfer staff

Vessels for this Itinerary

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Safari Endeavour

Aboard this spacious expedition vessel, three decks offer ample outside vantage points for taking in daytime sights and the sparkling night sky with new friends. Interior spaces including the intimate lounge, cask wine bar, and cozy library provide comfortable and relaxing spaces to sit back with a book and glass of wine, gather for presentations, or to share experiences from the day. The fully-stocked, marble-topped bar in the lounge is a magnet for activity and mingling.

Ready for adventure at a moment’s notice, the Safari Endeavour is fully loaded with adventure equipment: kayaks; paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; hiking poles; yoga mats; and snorkel gear and wetsuits; plus, a hydrophone for listening to below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera. For those moments when attention turns to relaxation, the vessel comes equipped with two hot tubs, fitness equipment, yoga mats, and a massage suite.

There are five cabin categories aboard the Safari Endeavour: Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the category, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.

Common to all cabins are: Flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; air conditioning; desk and chair; private bath with shower; generous storage and closet space.

Destinations: Alaska; Mexico's Sea of Cortés

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  • 84 guests
  • 42 cabins
  • 34-35 crew members
  • 232 feet in length
  • 37 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1983 by "Jeff Boat" Shipyard
  • Renovated in 2012
  • Registered in United States
  • 2.5:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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103-104, 212, 301-302
Fixed queen, or fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view window or portholes; private bath and shower

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303-308, 311-322
Fixed twin beds; desk and chair; view windows; private bath with shower

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105-112, 203-204, 209-210
King or twin beds; desk and chair; view window; private bath and shower

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201-202, 309
King or twin beds; refrigerator; desk and chair; view window; private bath with shower

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205-208
Sitting area; king or twin beds; Tempur-pedic® products; refrigerator; view windows; French doors and step out balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

Safari Explorer

Designed for comfort, with an elegant atmosphere, and in the spirit of adventure, the Safari Explorer is a perfect platform of discovery. Three public decks make it easy to see action in the water and provide plenty of room for relaxing and breathing fresh air. An intimate Wine Library, salon, and inviting dining room encourage mingling and camaraderie among guests.

The Safari Explorer is adventure equipped: kayaks; paddle boards; inflatable skiffs; snorkel equipment (Hawaii only); and hiking poles and a full-beam swim step for easy access in the water. A hydrophone provides the opportunity to listen to below-surface sounds and a bow-mounted underwater camera pipes the action to the lounge and to TVs in each cabin. The spa area includes a large on-deck hot tub (Alaska only), fitness equipment, yoga mats, and complimentary massage.

There are six cabin categories aboard the Safari Explorer: Single; Master; Commander; Captain; Admiral; and Commodore Suite. Depending on the cabin, singles, doubles or triples can be accommodated.

Common to all cabins are: Heated tile floors in bathroom; air conditioning; Tempur-Pedic® memory foam mattresses; flat-screen TV/DVD; iPod docking station; view windows (no portholes); private bath with shower.

Destinations: Alaska; Hawaiian Islands

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  • 36 guests (up to 40 w/ triples)
  • 18 cabins
  • 14-15 crew members
  • 145 feet in length
  • 36 feet wide
  • Cruising speed of 10 knots
  • Built in 1998 by Freeport Shipbuilding; renovated in 2008
  • Registered in United States
  • 2:1 Guest-to-crew ratio
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B3, B7-B14
Queen or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower

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B15-B16
King or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with shower

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B2
King or twin beds; view window and windowed door; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

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B1, C1-C2
King or twin beds; windowed door or view windows; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

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A1-A2
Separate sitting area; king or twin beds; view window and a sliding glass door opening to a small balcony; private bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower

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B6
Queen bed; view window; windowed door; private bath with shower